Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Benelli Forums
Novaduckhunter

Hunting Waders

Recommended Posts

I'm finally getting around to purchasing some hunting waders. Has anyone had any experience with Field and Streams 5mm waders, I can get a pair at a really good price. What waders do you use and would recommend?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use Remington Cordura waders for warm weather and Red Head Bone Dry Neoprenes for cold weather.

 

Cabelas has good stuff too, and their CS is amazing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's a trick I tried yesterday and it works very well.

 

In cold weather, apply antiperspirant to your feet and ankles before putting on your (non-cotton)socks.

Your feet stay dry and that's half the battle on keeping them warm.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought a pair of 3mm 600 gram ones from Cabelas and they've worked great. They have kept me "more" than warm every time I've been out.

 

I'm not sure how they would do if I was just sitting in a blind, but for the walking and puddle jumping I've been doing they have been more than sufficient to keep me warm. Almost too warm. I'm going to try to go again next Saturday and our temps here in are hovering around 20 degrees so I'll see how they do, but I've been out with them when it was nearly that cold and did fine.

 

Nice price as well. $99.00 was cheap for waders, and they seem to be really nice quality.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The only thing I've found on them that I didn't like, was that they didn't have the small D-rings on the front to clasp stuff to.

 

I'm talking about the ones you see here in this picture of Tucker:

TuckerDring.jpg

 

Those D-rings are nice as you can clip an shell holder to them or hand warmer or whatever. I got around it by buying a couple of carabiners:

xcompstraight_white.jpg

and hooking them around the straps. Not as nice as if they had come with it from the start, but it was a cheap fix.

 

[ 12-10-2006, 05:01 PM: Message edited by: sdkidaho ]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a pair of chest high 3mm neopreme waders and boots from Cabelas. I also have a pair of chest high breathable waders, also from Cabelas. Both are great! Which pair I pick depends on the weather and location of hunt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Never tried the Field and Stream Waders...I currently am using 5mm LaCrosse Super Tuff II Chest Waders with 1000g Thinsulate lining. I love them...they kept me warm and dry all last weekend in Arkansas. Biggest considerations when buying waders (I think) are: where you are going to hunt, how cold it gets there, and what types of obstacles you may encounter when you are there. Those are my top three. It may help in choosing waist highs instead of chest waders 3mm vs 5mm, amount of thinsulate lining. All these contribute to the cost. I would have to say though your waders are NOT the piece of gear to be stingy on! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks everyone for you input. I gave waders away as a gift idea so if I do get a pair as a gift they will be the field and stream 5mm or a Cabelas model. I'm in North Carolina so the weather can range from 70 in the early goose season down to 20 or below in later December and January. I already decided on a pair of chest high waders with a thickness around 4mm or 5mm and a good amount of insulation. Again, thanks everyone for your help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Santa brought me the Field and Stream 5mm waders. I just go back from a two day duck hunt with them. I didn't fire a shot the entire time but the waders kept me warm and dry. They came with a pocket and D rings already installed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...